Silver Strand State Beach, Coronado, California

Coronado is a stunning sliver of land hardly connected to the state on its southern end, which provides an ocean view on the west side and a bay view on the east side. There are two ways onto Coronado: a steep, narrow bridge (don't advise for novice RV rivers, although it can (and has) been done!) or the flat, easy route to the south. Silverstrand State Beach is very similar to Bolsa Chica State Beach. A low ridge of dunes separate the camp from the beach during winter months to prevent high tides and surf from entering camp. This park was renovated around 2010, and we found on our second visit sites to be more spacious than we remembered. All sites have new electric and water posts, along with a nice, but not imposing light post. Picnic tables are not provided, and, like many beachfront CA state parks, 
patio space is not limited. Fire rings during summer months can be found on the beach. A beachfront spot is a must here, and anything other than that, I would not reserve. The beach is beautiful, has lifeguards in the summer season, and a small, walk-up windowed grill serving burgers and the usual beachside fare is located at the beach. Day use is separated by a restroom, so there is a large amount of crossover between the two. Coronado is a five mile bike ride to the north, where you can find shopping, restaurants and various views of the harbor and the ocean, depending which way you look. The bike path is mostly flat and catered to bikers and pedestrians, making a safe, family friendly bike ride into town. For serious cyclists, this path continues around the entire bay, and the Gaslamp District is accessible via the path and a short ferry ride.

Location
Good Spots: Any beach front site
Poor Spots: Any non-beach front site
Hookups: Electric & Water
Potable Water: Yes
Dump within Facility: Yes

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